A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity, trademarks are often displayed on company buildings.
“Trademark means a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others and may include shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colors”
HULSEYIP attorneys and staff also hold valuable experience in the legal proceedings for trademark infringement to prevent unauthorized use of that trademark. The advent of the domain name system has led to attempts by trademark holders to enforce their rights over domain names that are similar or identical to their existing trademarks, particularly by seeking control over the domain names at issue. Enforcing trademark rights over domain name owners involves protecting a trademark outside the obvious context of its consumer market, because domain names are global and not limited by goods or service.
We also know and regularly work with the international systems which facilitate the filing, registration or enforcement of trademark rights in more than one jurisdiction on a regional or global basis, including the Madrid Protocol, the European Community Trademark Systems, and the Trademark Law Treaty.